This year’s Bay Area Mawlid has been finalized. We are blessed to have Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Imam Tahir Anwar and rising nasheed superstar Nader Khan from Canada participating in this year’s event.
Date: Sunday, March 8, 2009
Venue: Chandni Restaurant, Newark, CA
Tickets: $20 available online
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 510.744.3692
For centuries, the vast majority of Muslims have gathered in celebration of one of the greatest events in the history of the entire universe, the Mawlid or the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (sal Allahu `alayhi wa sallam). Through the recitation of the Majestic Quran, readings from the Seerah (Prophet’s biography), and the recitation of the Qasidah Burdah (Poem of the Cloak) we have the opportunity to show our gratitude to Allah ta’ala for having sent amongst us His final and last Messenger.
Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) says, “Verily Allah and His angels shower blessings on the Prophet (sal Allahu `alayhi wa sallam). O, Believers! Send blessings upon him and salute him with a worthy salutation.” (33:56)
Taking heed of this incredible verse, Muslims send their blessings upon the Prophet (sal Allahu `alayhi wa sallam) every day. And each year, on this special day, communities in every corner of the world come together to commemorate the miracle of his birth, the legacy of his life, and the station of perfection that he alone occupies in this world and the next(may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
Join us in celebrating the Mawlid of our Prophet (sal Allahu `alayhi wa sallam) in renewal of our faith and commitment to the way of our beloved Prophet (sal Allahu `alayhi wa sallam) and his heirs, the rightly-guided scholars of the past and the present. We look forward to your presence with our scholars and friends in a night filled with inspiration and continuous praise!